Archives for October 2018

[KARE 11, October 16, 2018]   Heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans, but a new study on a tiny medical device is giving patients and their families hope. Almost 40 percent of the 6 million Americans with heart failure have some form of mitral regurgitation.
October 17, 2018
[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, October 17, 2018]   Nonprofit senior-living provider Presbyterian Homes & Services has reached a deal to buy a 50 percent stake in Twin Cities geriatric medical group Genevive . North Clinic, an independent physicians practice based in Brooklyn Park, is the seller in the transaction.
October 17, 2018
[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, October 15, 2018]   Allina Health System will consolidate call-center operations at a facility in Coon Rapids, the organization said Monday. Minneapolis-based Allina will open a “ customer experience center ” in about 58,000 square feet of space at 8880 Evergreen Blvd.
October 15, 2018
[KMSP Fox 9, October 14, 2018]   A dive off a boat into Lake Minnetonka changed everything for Amanda Poppy of Victoria when she suffered a serious spinal injury. Now unable to walk, Amanda’s tremendous spirit and mental toughness inspires her family and her rehab doctors at Allina Health's Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute .
October 14, 2018
[Pioneer press, October 14, 2018]   Almost two years ago Paul Auger's foot went numb. Within days, Auger was totally paralyzed.
October 14, 2018
[WCCO Radio, October 13, 2018]   A rare polio-like disease, acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), has struck small number of children in Minnesota in the past several months. Allina Health neurologist Dr. Jesse Corry talked with WCCO Radio to discuss the disease, its symptoms and how it is treated.
October 13, 2018
[Star Tribune, October 13, 2018]   In its fifth and biggest year yet, Twin Cities Startup Week attracted one group like never before: the largest companies in town. From the first Startup Week in 2014, Minnesota’s big companies have sent their technologists, developers and engineers to attend the various technical panels and networking events put together by startup firms and related organizations.
October 13, 2018
[Star Tribune, October 13, 2018]   Twin Cities hospitals are struggling amid a nationwide shortage to keep adequate supplies of critical care drugs, including pain meds like fentanyl and morphine that are necessary to surgery and recovery. As the long-simmering shortage ripples across the U.S. health care system, local hospitals and health systems are designating special pharmacy staff to monitor their inventories and search for new sources of the vital drugs.
October 13, 2018
[Owatonna People's Press, October 08, 2018]   With about a half hour still on the clock on Saturday, volunteers at the Free Bikes 4 Kidz event at the Owatonna Hospital had already loaded about 150 bikes — an average of about 40 bikes an hour and enough to fill three trucks full — and still had some left to load up. “I assume we’ll get some more,” said Natalie Ginter, the Allina Health director of community engagement for the Owatonna Hospital and the one coordinating Saturday’s bicycle collection at the hospital.
October 08, 2018
[KARE 11, October 01, 2018]   On Saturday, Oct. 6, Free Bikes 4 Kidz and Allina Health will be collecting donations of new and gently used bikes at 50 Allina Health locations across the Twin Cities from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Over the last 10 years, FB4K has given away 50,000 bikes to kids from underserved families in our area.
October 01, 2018